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Bus crash in Egypt claims life of Baptist worker, injures another

SHARM AL_SHEIKH, Egypt (BP)–A bus crash in Egypt claimed the life of one young woman and seriously injured another Sept. 10.

Genessa Wells, 24, of Spring, Texas, was killed and April Morgan, 25, of Sevierville, Tenn., suffered a broken leg when the tourist bus in which they were riding collided with a truck that had stopped on the road in predawn darkness.

Both women were Southern Baptists working and studying in Egypt. They were returning from a tour of the Sinai Peninsula when the accident occurred.

Wells was the daughter of Gene and Jill Wells of Spring and a graduate of East Texas Baptist University in Marshall. Morgan is the daughter of Alan and Ruby Morgan of Sevierville, Tenn., and a graduate of the University of Tulsa (Okla.).

Morgan was transferred Sept. 11 from Sharm al-Sheikh to a hospital in Cairo, where further medical tests were being conducted.

Wells’ body will be returned to the United States once it is released by Egyptian authorities. Funeral plans are incomplete.

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